2015 Pop-Up PLAY Day!

[ 0 ] June 15, 2015 |

Saturday, June 20 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Roger Williams Park

Providence’s third annual Pop-Up Play Day takes place at Roger Williams Park (between the carousel and boathouse) on Saturday, June 20, presented by the Partnership for Providence Parks, Providence Children’s Museum, the City of Providence, East Side/Mt. Hope YMCA and other partners.

Pop-Up Play DayThis FREE day of open-ended play kicks off the summer season and Playful Providence 2015 – a creative citywide celebration of play. Attendees of all ages will build forts, design structures, invent imaginative playthings and more using an abundance of “loose parts” like sticks and branches, cardboard boxes, fabric and other interesting materials. The celebration also features other playful activity stations like bubble blowing, fairy house making and chalk art plus lively music by Joe’s Backyard Band, Miss Katie from playScience and Dom LaColla.

PopUpPlayFlyer2015Pop-Up Play Day and Playful Providence are planned to highlight the critical importance of children’s unstructured, self-directed play for their healthy development. Research shows that play is essential for social, emotional, cognitive and physical growth, yet kids’ time and opportunities for play are increasingly limited.

Playful Providence 2015 is an annual citywide celebration of play commemorating Providence’s status as a Playful City. This recognition from KaBOOM!, a national non-profit dedicated to saving play for America’s children, honors cities and towns that make play a priority. Playful Providence events held during the summer and throughout the year will engage kids and families across the city in play, plus promote the important role that parks and community organizations have in making great places to play.

To learn more about Pop-Up Play Day, visit www.ProvidenceParks.org and join the Facebook event.

Pop-Up Play Day is planned by the Partnership for Providence Parks, Providence Children’s Museum, the City of Providence (Department of Parks and Recreation, Healthy Communities Office), East Side/Mt. Hope YCMA and Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy, with support from Kidoinfo, Elmhurst Clean & Green/Friends of Fargnoli Park and other partners.


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Anisa Raoof

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of Kidoinfo.com. She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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